God’s Way of Demonstrating His Love for You…(Always thinking of us)“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! How great is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:17
(Always watching over us)“The Lord himself watches over you! The Lord stands beside you as your protective shade.” Psalm 121:5
(Always caring for us) “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.” I Peter 5:7
(God is always thinking of us…watching over us and caring for us because He loves us.) “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” Jeremiah 31:3
Hello everyone…and a big welcome today, to Sunday Inspiration…through the Risen Hope Ministries! As we begin our time together today…I pray that we will truly come to see and experience a love that goes way beyond our own way of thinking…a love that truly comes from the heart of God!
You know…one thing I have come to see over my lifetime…and even experience myself; is how easily, we can find ourselves conformed to the worlds so-called love; that before we realize it; we have come to see God’s love in a similar way, to a worldly form of love. We not only tend to compare God’s love to the worlds so-called love; but we also tend to see God, as one who would walk away from us…just like someone who had at one time claimed to love us… but walked away. You know…if we were to think more on this; then I’m sure that we would come to see that when we are thinking or reacting in this way; then we are weakening a powerful love, which to me is a form of deception from Satan…a deception that attempts to make us feel as if God doesn’t always love us.
Throughout my life, I have truly come to see that there is a love that walks way beyond the imperfect love we experience here on earth…a love that first went to an old rugged cross, to die in our place…a love that was willing to forgive us; no matter the fault…and a love that thought more about us, rather than the extreme pain and suffering that was about to take place.
As I think more on this…I remember many times in my own life, when I would doubt God’s love…and that was only because I was going through intense pain and deep heartache in my life. I had the hardest time figuring out, how a God of love could allow so much suffering; that before I knew it; I began to believe that He had walked away and had given up on me…just like we would see and experience in this world.
The circumstances we face in this life definitely have a way of conveying a message to us; that God no longer loves us; but actually, I have found…through a long lifetime of pain and heartache; that this also is one of God’s greatest ways of loving us; for through these difficult times, we learn to lean on a God, who can become strength during weakness…and as we watch Him gradually walk us out of these difficult moments; we also begin to experience a love that would go the distance for us.
I think the thing we need to ask ourselves today is this…why would God take a long journey, from the cradle to the cross and give up every ounce of His own life, to suffer and die; to pay the price and debt for our sin; only to turn around and abandon us through His love?
No matter what we face…and no matter what that problem may be attempting to convey to us; we can quickly be reminded of the most powerful and giving love; when we are willing to take a trip back to the old rugged cross. Through this journey, we will come to see and truly experience a love that will not stop at the cross; but will continue on, as this perfect love walks us through every obstacle and struggle we may face, until His love finally leads us into a place of eternal love!
Blessings on your day!
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About the Author
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain is the author of 16 books, which range from devotionals, to quotes and poetry...to the story on her life..."Baby Steps: A Journey with God through a Lifetime of Pain and Heartache."